EHOVE to offer courses in healthcare, food service

AVERY EHOVE Ghrist Adult Career Center offers two classes for the people interested in the growing healthcare and food service industries. Dietary manager professional cook course runs Sept. 5, 2007 to May 28, 2008 on Mondays/Wednesdays.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 24, 2010

 

AVERY EHOVE Ghrist Adult Career Center offers two classes for the people interested in the growing healthcare and food service industries.

Dietary manager professional cook course runs Sept. 5, 2007 to May 28, 2008 on Mondays/Wednesdays.

Perhaps you work in a restaurant, but don't like the hectic, unstable work environment; or maybe you already work in healthcare and want something more. The solution: become a certified dietary manager.

DM's (dietary manager) are specially trained food service managers who supervise the dietetic services in nursing homes, retirement communities, hospitals and schools.

This accredited Dietary Managers Association program will prepare you to take the national DMA credentialing exam. After successfully completing the course and the exam, graduates will receive the title of CDM (Certified Dietary Manager). ServSafe and CPR/AED certifications are also included. Most facilities now only hire dietary managers who are CDMs.

Participants will study food safety, nutrition, and food service and HR management. Unlike other dietary manager training courses, students will also take a basic culinary class. Students intern at area healthcare facilities and schools.

Only about 12,000 dietary managers in the U.S. have achieved this prestigious credential, so CDM's are part of an elite group of professionals. Having the title will enhance your marketability and earnings potential.

The 328-hour program meets from 1 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays starting Sept. 5 through March 3, 2008 and from 5 to 9:30 p.m. from March 5, 2008 to May 28, 2008. Financial aid is available. To register, call (866) 256-9707, ext. 313.

The Dietary Manager Certification Preparation course runs April 19 to Aug. 30, and is offered Tuesdays/Thursdays.

For those with little or no food service or healthcare experience, this program will give you the skills to become a Dietary Manager. DM's are specially trained food service managers who supervise the dietetic services in nursing homes, retirement communities, hospitals and schools. They provide guests with a variety of appetizing meals that are both nutritious and cost-effective.

A supplementary Culinary arts fundamentals program offers 1,000 hours of paid on-the-job training and additional professional certification.

The 340-hour program meets from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting April 19 through Aug. 30. To register, call (866) 256-9707, ext. 313.